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Statewide data (Virginia) GIS sites

College/Universities

Radford University
The GIS Center at Radford University, established in July 2001, provides training in GIS software and techniques to both the university community and others.
University of Virginia Scholar's Lab
From the University of Virginia. Serves the University community's teaching and research needs in the areas of social science and spatial data and analysis for almost a decade.
University of Virginia Library Geoportal
From the University of Virginia. A collection of the Geostat Center contain digital maps, aerial photography and other geographic information for over 51,000 Virginia features.

Planning districts

Virginia Planning District Commission GIS and mapping Web sites
Represents many, but not all, Virginia PLanning Districts

State agencies and related offices

Chesapeake Bay Program
Geospatial data available from the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (VDCR)
This database includes mapped boundaries and attributes for public and certain private lands having various conservation, recreation and open-space roles.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
VEDP maintains a catalog of the datasets used in its GIS. VEDP creates and maintains some datasets, collects data from local, state, and federal governments, and purchases data from private entities. Datasets we distribute are available for download, and we attempt to provide more information for the remaining datasets.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)
To enable and facilitate local, state, and federal collaboration through the use of geospatial data in order to
protect the Commonwealth of Virginia and its localities from the impacts of natural and manmade hazards
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ)
DEQ GIS Datasets
Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF)
Data Collection, Mapping and Visualization Data
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF)
creates and maintains a variety of spatial data.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
VDOT's enterprise GIS is a map-based grapgical user interface that links various types of transportation data with digital map data.
Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN)
is Virginia's online portal for discovering and sharing geospatial data and metadata for the Commonwealth.
Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA)
GIS contacts for most towns, cities, and counties

Additional Sites

Virginia Places
Various GIS data layers

Maps Librarian

GIS specialist

  • Ed Brooks
  • GIS Specialist
  • 540-231-6181
  • gisdata@vt.edu
  • Newman Library room 2030
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

Data request form

Newman Library spring hours

Sun: Open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: Open 24 hours*
Fri: Close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

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